Philadelphia Black Gay Pride

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Over the past couple years, Philadelphia Black Gay Pride has experienced a renaissance of sorts. Celebrating 15 years strong with new, young leadership and ambitious partnering with a ton of different community friends, the group’s 2014 Pride celebration is straight-up nuts. It’s so robust, we can’t even scratch the surface. (For real: Check out the thorough deets at phillyblackpride.org.) In fact, festivities are already in full swing, having kicked off Sunday with a Mr./Miss Philadelphia Black Gay Pride at the Adrienne and a night for the youth at the Attic on Monday.

The real meat-and-potatoes of PBGP’s lineup, though, launches tonight: Tabu’s playing host to a College Night party called Frat House, a student cutie edition of Josh Schonewolf’s Ratchet Wednesday with appropriately-themed drinking games and giveaways. Then on Thursday, there’s a One Night Stand Poetry Slam at 4 Fathers, where some well-deserved finger snaps will be doled out, and a $75 prize goes to the best slam poet. Friday night, the weekend really gets turned up with an early ball (6 to 8pm) at The Stadium Holiday Inn in South Philly that they’re calling a “Party Monster Mini Ball Deluxe.” Yes, there will be categories, even a contest for Grand Prize Performance as a House—the winners take home $1,000—that’s certain to be worth the trip. Still, there’s so much more: PBGP’s Mind, Body & Soul Fair; a clever riff on speed dating via its “Single in the City” mixer; a Broadway brunch with the cast of Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, including the super-fab, Tony-nominated Sheryl Lee Ralph, and a finale day party at the RAW Courtyard for some extended daytime drinking in the sun. There are also some sweet Uber deals to be had, plus tons of late-night party offerings, thanks to Christopher Hunter Entertainment’s Simply Christopher—including his super-fly “Sex on the Ceiling” White Party on Sunday, featuring R&B sweetie Sevyn Streeter.

Happy Pride, brothers and sisters in LGBTQAness. Philly, let’s do this! // BILL CHENEVERT

Through Sun., April 27. Various times and locations. phillyblackpride.org
 

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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